Upon discovering her talent for massage, Amy Richardson earned her license and set up shop in a little nook within a yoga studio. She selected this location because she believes that both yoga and massage therapy restore balance and anchor you in the present moment more effectively than steel boots. The sultry scent of nag champa permeates the space along with the soothing sounds of nature and wind chimes. Amy kneads muscles with all-natural grape-seed, jojoba, and coconut oils, and can enhance these oils with aromatherapy calibrated to individual emotional needs, physiological issues, or favorite scratch-and-sniff stickers. Though she specializes in lomilomi, reiki, and myofascial relief, Amy customizes each session to the individual. Her favorite part of the job is seeing the smiles on people’s faces after they leave her enclave—Amy particularly cherishes the memory of a beefy trucker who’d grudgingly come to a session at the behest of his girlfriend and left saying he felt “like a butterfly.”
When guests enter Color Bar 51, they?ll invariably hear the buzz of blow-dryers and the snipping of scissors echoing through the shop. At the salon, a team of highly educated stylists bring more than 50 combined years to the cutting floor. Each stylist and colorist is sorted into one of four levels based on their skills and number of years in the industry. In the back, they?d find colorists hand blending ammonia-free glazes and permanent dyes. At individual stations, guests can recline in black chairs while stylists transform their hair with face-framing highlights and keratin smoothing treatments. Guests get a complimentary consultation before any hair services so that the stylist can assess their face shapes and features along with lifestyle habits to determine hairstyles that not only will compliment the guests? physical appearances but also their active daily lives.
Whether stopping by for a quick haircut or manicure or devoting a whole day to facials and massages, trained staff members pamper guests of Milagro Spa amid soothing amenities. Visitors don robes and lounge in the relaxation area after their services are complete, basking in the glow that only an expertly administered mud wrap or nearby anglerfish can provide. Thoughtful touches such as onsite childcare ensure youngsters stay safe and happy while adults unwind.
For the past five years, Lashes By Yvonne's owner has applied eyelash extensions almost every single day. She's developed a skill for enhancing fringe, and has a knack for rescuing botched lashes. As a licensed aesthetician, she also provides a number of other beautifying services, such as teeth whitening and facial treatments that work to give skin a dewy glow so clients don't need to rub their faces in the grass each morning.
The Enchanted Cottage is aptly named?it?s the kind of place that Goldilocks might stumble upon when trolling through the forest, looking for foodstuffs to steal. If she ever showed up here, she?d be in luck, because complimentary homemade breads, cookies, mozzarella, and herbal tea are offered to all who enter.
The signature massage tones the face by releasing facial tension and contractions that build up over time and eventually inspire wrinkles. The treatment?s toning benefits increase with multiple sessions, each of which includes soothing hot towels for the hands and feet. Alongside the face-lift massage, the Enchanted Cottage offers Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and reflexology massage services to relieve tension in backs, necks, shoulders, and feet.
On their way out, clients can purchase all-natural, handmade skincare products by Mary Fairy Angels?including the Angel face cream used in the face-lift massage?or they can pick up a jar of raw, locally made honey.
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As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.